Boys attending classes for entrance tests will also get travel fare refunds

  • | Wednesday | 29th November, 2023

Gurgaon: The education department will now pay the fare for all students attending coaching classes to prepare for entrance exams under the state governments Buniyaad programme. Students will get Rs 4 per kilometre as a fare. Earlier, this facility was only available for female students. Students will get a lump sum fare from the department after calculating their presence according to the attendance sheet of each centre.No undertaking is required to be submitted for the reimbursement of the conveyance fare. The department will assess the average fare on both sides based on the number of students present for the classes everyday. The centre will be required to submit the attendance sheet to the department for the same, said a source from the Buniyad centre management.Last year, on the lines of Super 100, the state government had launched the Buniyad programme for students of classes 9 to 12, under which they are given coaching to prepare for entrance exams like JEE, NEET, etc. The department has so far managed to set up 103 Buniyad centres across 22 districts in the state with around 8,000 students enrolled in total.The government schemes objective is to prepare students for competitive examinations. The performance of students of government schools has also improved. After passing Class 8, students have to appear for three levels of entrance examinations to avail the benefit of free education under Mission Buniyaad, said a spokesperson from the department.We also published the following articles recentlyClass 12 student shot at married girlfriends house in GwaliorA Class 12 student suffered a mysterious gunshot injury in Gwalior district of Madhya Pradesh. Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.Class IV Jajpur student made to do sit-ups, diesA Class IV student, Rudra Narayan Sethi (10), died after a teacher allegedly forced him to do sit-ups as a punishment. The incident occurred at Surya Narayan Nodal Upper Primary School in Orali, Jajpur district. The teacher, Jyotirmayee Panda, ordered Rudra and seven other students to do sit-ups as they had forgotten to bring their books. Rudra collapsed while doing the sit-ups and was taken to the nearby community health center. He was later referred to SCB Medical College and Hospital, where he was declared dead. The district administration is conducting an investigation.With debt rising, government urges departments to rationalise loansThe finance department has directed all departments to take proactive measures to recover loans extended to various institutions for developmental and non-developmental activities. The outstanding loans to state-run companies, corporations, local bodies, and other organizations have been increasing while repayments have remained static. The governments return on investment is significantly lower, despite borrowing at a high cost. The caution in loan receipts is likely to face challenges as a significant amount of debt is tied to long-term infrastructure and capital investments. However, the government officials are confident that the situation is not unsustainable and that repayments are being managed well.

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